Things You Will Need
You will need an Energy Star qualified washer and dryer and "HE" (high-efficiency) detergent to use this guide.
Step 1The first way to go green with your laundry is to use a green washer dryer combo. When I say use a green washer dryer combo, I don't mean the color green. What I mean is green according to the rating system established by the federal government that designates household appliances as green or energy efficient appliances. These guidelines are known as Energy Star ratings. You can find out which washers and dryers have the Energy Star rating by going to the Energy Star website. If you don't have Energy Star appliances, you'll have to buy a washer and dryer with the Energy Star rating to go green with your laundry in the truest sense of the word.
Step 2There is also a Stimulus Plan tax credit for consumers that buy new Energy Star appliances. If you purchase a new Energy Star washer and dryer, keep your receipts to get the tax credit the following year. This is another way to go green with your laundry.
There are several strategies you can use to go green when you purchase a washer dryer combo. Bargaining for a lower price is one way to save money when you purchase a washer dryer combo. It helps to have cash in hand when you try to bargain for a lower price. If you can count your offer price out in cash to the salesperson it could help him/her agree to your lower offer. The difference between his price and yours is the way you go green with your laundry appliances. Waiting to buy your appliances at a sales event is also a way to go green.